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Submission + - SCOTUS uproots Miranda Rights (

phyrebyrd writes: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday along its ideological divide a suspect must unequivocally claim his right to remain silent in order to have that right... From the dissent: "Today's decision turns Miranda upside down. Criminal suspects must now unambiguously invoke their right to remain silent — which, counter-intuitively, requires them to speak. At the same time, suspects will be legally presumed to have waived their rights even if they have given no clear expression of their intent to do so."

Submission + - Police officers seek right not to be recorded ( 1

linzeal writes: When the police act as though cameras were the equivalent of guns pointed at them, there is a sense in which they are correct. Cameras have become the most effective weapon that ordinary people have to protect against and to expose police abuse. And the police want it to stop. Judges, juries and legislatures support the police overwhelmingly on this issue with only a few cases where those accused of "shooting" the cops being vindicated through the courts.

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